Date(s) - 09/03/2019
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The BWWN will be holding an event in honour of International Womens Day! The theme is ‘Maximising Potential’. We will have a series of guest speakers who are currently excelling in their field provide a step by step guide as to how they maximised their own potential, and how you can do the same. Each speaker will have their own personal Q&A session, to allow for deeper more meaningful conversations.
We will then end the day with karaoke, with songs predominately by black women (with prizes to be won of course)! We have several prizes* to give away all by black women, including Patricia Bright’s new book ‘Heart and Hustle’.
The day will be fun, full of laughter but most importantly, a chance to connect with other inspiring black women and maximise your own potential.
As an added bonus, every ticket bought is automatically entered into our raffle ticket competition for one of our prizes!
Our speakers include :
Amani Kiflemariam –
Amani is the Global Head of Risk & Control in the Impact Advisory & Finance (IAF) division at Credit Suisse, based in London. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in July 2015, Amani worked in Risk Management at Barclays Investment Bank and the CEO Office at Wells Fargo.
Outside of Credit Suisse, Amani is the founder & CEO of Amatte. Amatte is a new premium coffee brand that celebrates Africa’s rich culture and history of storytelling. The brand partners directly with small-lot, African female farmers across the continent to ethically source the finest Arabica beans and create delicious single origin coffees.
Amani sits on the Amatte Board and Amatte Foundation and is also the co-chair of the EMEA Credit Suisse Black, Asian, and Multi Ethnic (BAME) Advisory Committee.
Olivia Crooks –
With a passion for business from an early age, Olivia set up a record label on a year out from university and then went onto complete internships at BBH and Google before she had graduated. Her first job post-uni was in a creative advertising agency, Grey London, where she cut her teeth in Account Management for the likes of Jacob’s and GSK.
Having quit Grey with a burning desire to work somewhere that was challenging the media landscape, she pursued a job at Vice Media.
In 2017, Olivia started Madland Hack, a community for people of colour in the marketing and advertising fields, and Dish -a podcast with Black British creatives voicing their opinions on anything from politics and relationships to social issues. As of 2018, she is currently working at Spotify as Client Services Manager.
Chelsea Kwakye –
Chelsea is a first class honours graduate from the University of Cambridge. She was Vice-President of the African-Caribbean Society 2017/18 and competed in Cambridge vs. Oxford Varsity Athletics match. She is the co-author of Merky Books x Penguin Random House publication ’Taking Up Space’ which aims to tackle issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination and show the activist zeal of black women within university spaces. She was also heavily involved in the creation of the Stormzy Cambridge Scholarship. She is now at the University of Law in preparation for her training contract with a city law firm.
Blessing Omoregie –
Blessing Omoregie is currently on the Markets & Investor Services Graduate Analyst Programme at J.P. Morgan and graduated from the University of Warwick in 2016.
She has Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International relations and also studied Law as an undergraduate. Blessing is particularly focused on initiatives which cultivate leadership potential in young women at a stage in their life when many would think such ambition is premature. Having held leadership positions throughout University in student societies and independently through self-initiated student outreach programmes in West Africa, Blessing seeks to take an active role in pushing women to stretch themselves. In her own life (Pre Graduation) she has already worked across industry’s such as Law, Banking & Consulting, as well as working in 4 countries so far.
In the long-term Blessing would like to take an active role in the business investment landscape of West Africa and particularly Nigeria. She gained experience working in Venture Capital Investing in Nigeria during her gap here and has taken steps to stay plugged in to realising this goal in the future whilst training abroad.
Kike Oniwinde –
Kike Oniwinde is the founder and CEO of BYP Network, a platform that connects black young professionals with each other and corporations. She has an economics degree from the University of Nottingham and a Msc in Management from the University of Florida, where she gained a full Track & Field Scholarship. The idea of BYP Network came after Kike studied abroad and met talented black students who she didn’t know existed. Once back in London, the lack of diversity in the workplace coupled with low opportunities to meet others in the city; prompted the idea.
In 2018, Kike was named as a Sky Woman in Technology Scholar, F-Factor Winner and New Entrepreneurs Foundation Winner. She was invited to Paris on a business trade mission with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan; won a STEM Trailblazer Batons Award at Houses of Parliament and was invited to meet ex-CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt. Kike is one of the top 100 UK BAME leaders in tech, Forbes 30 under 30 and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper
Tele Lawal –
Tele Lawal is the youngest Councillor on the London Borough of Havering Council and the first-ever black elected female. She is Havering Council’s Champion for Equality and Diversity and sits on the Crime and Disorder Committee, as well as the Children Services and Learning Committee.
Councillor Lawal is passionate about community cohesion and tackling discrimination. Her areas of interest is crime and young people, in which she is actively involved in police advisory boards in her borough.
Councillor Lawal has experience in both public relations and politics. Professionally she works in Parliament in the Office of Meg Hillier MP.
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We look forward to meeting you!
The BWWN Team